Friday, March 20, 2009

Finding treasures!






Yesterday I was finally able to start going through my mom's pictures. I took them out of all their hiding places and into plastic boxes. I was going to bring them home and start sorting through them and uploading them on my computer. This way I can put her pictures on flash drives and give them to others in the family. Plus I'm going to make momma a slide show with her favorite songs. The only thing is momma wouldn't let me bring the pictures home yet. She said that we would have to sit down and write things on the back of the pictures like names and dates. Plus she wants to sort them out her way. With me pulling out the pictures start even a bigger task for me. "Sigh" Today I will go over mom's house and start doing a major clean up. Throwing things away and more than likely bringing home a lot of it. Speaking of throwing things away, yesterday as I was cleaning out the top of mom's closet we found my step dad's old Shiners caps. Momma told me to throw them away, but I couldn't do it. They have been in her closet since he died 20 years ago, but was still in perfect condition. I'm going to get in touch with someone that is in the Shiners and see what I should do with it. (My step dad was 65 when he passed, so those hats are very old.) We also found my grandmother's old purse. She has been gone 34 years, but momma wouldn't let me throw the 1st thing away out of her purse. LOL! My grandmother had some old snuff, tiny bible, her watch, some pictures and a few important papers in her purse. Well, I guess I better get off here and go see what goodies I find at mom's house today. Hopefully I can start working on those pictures this Saturday. It's going take a few weekends to get this project done.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!

6 comments:

Not Jenny said...

Wow!! You must be pretty far down Memory Lane right now. Don't you just love finding off the wall things that take you right back in time??

Holly said...

That's so neat! So many things that used to be eeryday become treasures.

ChrisB said...

I love looking at old treasures and you are right not to throw things away. It may take longer but it is important to catalogue old photos. I have some that my mother is now finding it difficult to remember all the names and family history. She no longer remembers when her parents were born which I find quite sad.

dawn said...

I so know how you feel. We just finished cleaning out Sirdar's aunt's house and much stuff came here and we have to sort through. It is taking a long while with the stuff we have besides that and soon, we will be taking care of his parents place and they have 10 times more good stuff (treasures). At least the treasure hunt is a little more fun than the regular cleaning and caregiving (or it is for awhile until it becomes overwhelming).

Jettie said...

OOHH for neat!! I wouldn't of thrown any of it either!! I lvoe looking at old things and especially hearing the stories behind them!!

Heather said...

As much of a pain as it will be to go through pictures one at a time with your mom, it's totally worth it to have someone who can identify the people in most of the pictures right there with you. It seems time consuming now, but without her for a reference would take SO much longer.

After my grandmother went to the nursing home with alzheimers, my aunt started going through all her old pictures. She's had to do some serious digging to identify some of the people in those old photos, and there are some she will likely never be able to identify. It's heartbreaking to think there are ancestors and relatives we may never know much about, because we didn't know that small child in that old photograph was a great-great-uncle, ya know?